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5 Minutes With An Astronomer

5 Minutes With An Astronomer

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5 Minutes With An Astronomer

5 Minutes With An Astronomer

5 Minutes With An Astronomer

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Join us to explore the universe. Each episode we tackle one question and ask Stuart Robbins, a professional astronomer, to help us understand the topic in under 5 minutes without a script. The show is a crossover of the Exposing PseudoAstronomy podcast and the award winning The Reality Check podcast.

Latest Episodes

Corrections

And...we’re back, Astro Nuts! We kick off a fun-filled Season 2 with some corrections from Season 1. If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

4 MIN2019 MAY 21
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Corrections

What Is The Cosmic Distance Ladder?

This episode’s question is, what is the Cosmic Distance Ladder and how does it work? If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

7 MIN2019 MAY 21
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What Is The Cosmic Distance Ladder?

How Do Standard Candles Work?

This episode’s question comes from a listener named Todd who asks, “How do standard candles work? It seems like a really huge assumption that all of these stars are truly identical.” If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

7 MIN2019 MAY 21
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How Do Standard Candles Work?

Where Does Earth’s Atmosphere End And Space Begin?

This week, we welcome special guest and science enthusiast Ed Robertson. Ed is the frontman of Barenaked Ladies and wrote the theme song for Big Bang Theory. He asks, “Where does earth’s atmosphere end and where does space begin?” If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

9 MIN2019 MAY 21
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Where Does Earth’s Atmosphere End And Space Begin?

Solar Structure Part 1

This episode is part 1 of 2 on the structure of the Sun, based on a question from listener Todd who asks, “How do we know what's going on inside the Sun? We can see the outside, but it's not like we can place seismometers on it like we do to measure the layers of the Earth.” If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

5 MIN2019 MAY 21
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Solar Structure Part 1

Solar Structure Part 2

This episode is part 2 on the structure of the Sun after listener Todd asks, “How do we know what's going on inside the Sun? We can see the outside, but it's not like we can place seismometers on it like we do to measure the layers of the Earth.” If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

6 MIN2019 MAY 21
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Solar Structure Part 2

What Is The Solar Wind?

Building on earlier episodes about the structure of the sun, this episode tackles: what is the solar wind? If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

7 MIN2019 MAY 21
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What Is The Solar Wind?

Earth’s Magnetosphere

What is Earth’s magnetosphere and what does it have to do with those amazing light shows in the sky called auroras? If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

8 MIN2019 MAY 21
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Earth’s Magnetosphere

Magnetospheres In The Solar System

An overview of the Earth’s magnetosphere on the last episode begs the question, do other objects in our solar system have magnetospheres? If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

7 MIN2019 MAY 21
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Magnetospheres In The Solar System

What Is Interesting about Io?

Occasionally rather than asking a specific question, we ask Stuart why he finds something interesting. On this episode: what is so interesting about Jupiter’s moon Io? If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

6 MIN2019 MAY 21
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What Is Interesting about Io?

Latest Episodes

Corrections

And...we’re back, Astro Nuts! We kick off a fun-filled Season 2 with some corrections from Season 1. If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

4 MIN2019 MAY 21
Comments
Corrections

What Is The Cosmic Distance Ladder?

This episode’s question is, what is the Cosmic Distance Ladder and how does it work? If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

7 MIN2019 MAY 21
Comments
What Is The Cosmic Distance Ladder?

How Do Standard Candles Work?

This episode’s question comes from a listener named Todd who asks, “How do standard candles work? It seems like a really huge assumption that all of these stars are truly identical.” If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

7 MIN2019 MAY 21
Comments
How Do Standard Candles Work?

Where Does Earth’s Atmosphere End And Space Begin?

This week, we welcome special guest and science enthusiast Ed Robertson. Ed is the frontman of Barenaked Ladies and wrote the theme song for Big Bang Theory. He asks, “Where does earth’s atmosphere end and where does space begin?” If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

9 MIN2019 MAY 21
Comments
Where Does Earth’s Atmosphere End And Space Begin?

Solar Structure Part 1

This episode is part 1 of 2 on the structure of the Sun, based on a question from listener Todd who asks, “How do we know what's going on inside the Sun? We can see the outside, but it's not like we can place seismometers on it like we do to measure the layers of the Earth.” If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

5 MIN2019 MAY 21
Comments
Solar Structure Part 1

Solar Structure Part 2

This episode is part 2 on the structure of the Sun after listener Todd asks, “How do we know what's going on inside the Sun? We can see the outside, but it's not like we can place seismometers on it like we do to measure the layers of the Earth.” If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

6 MIN2019 MAY 21
Comments
Solar Structure Part 2

What Is The Solar Wind?

Building on earlier episodes about the structure of the sun, this episode tackles: what is the solar wind? If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

7 MIN2019 MAY 21
Comments
What Is The Solar Wind?

Earth’s Magnetosphere

What is Earth’s magnetosphere and what does it have to do with those amazing light shows in the sky called auroras? If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

8 MIN2019 MAY 21
Comments
Earth’s Magnetosphere

Magnetospheres In The Solar System

An overview of the Earth’s magnetosphere on the last episode begs the question, do other objects in our solar system have magnetospheres? If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

7 MIN2019 MAY 21
Comments
Magnetospheres In The Solar System

What Is Interesting about Io?

Occasionally rather than asking a specific question, we ask Stuart why he finds something interesting. On this episode: what is so interesting about Jupiter’s moon Io? If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

6 MIN2019 MAY 21
Comments
What Is Interesting about Io?
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